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Attachment in Psychotherapy

Written by: David J. Wallin
Narrated by: Bob Souer
Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
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This eloquent book translates attachment theory and research into an innovative framework that grounds adult psychotherapy in the facts of childhood development. Advancing a model of treatment as transformation through relationship, the author integrates attachment theory with neuroscience, trauma studies, relational psychotherapy, and the psychology of mindfulness. Vivid case material illustrates how therapists can tailor interventions to fit the attachment needs of their patients, thus helping them to generate the internalized secure base for which their early relationships provided no foundation. Demonstrating the clinical uses of a focus on nonverbal interaction, the book describes powerful techniques for working with the emotional responses and bodily experiences of patient and therapist alike.

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Great InSite to the world of attachment therapy.

I found the first few chapters written more complex in vocabulary then needed to be. Overall the book's information is at the utmost valueble. I would recommend it for other readers even ones that may not have the extensive vocabulary to recall from. College level educated I found the book to be a fountain of useful and applicable knowledge.

Worth its money.

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  • T. D. Howell
  • 2017-12-17

An inspiration for a psychotherapist

This book has enhanced my ability as a psychotherapist. Practicing deptherapy which is a composition of the Existential-Humanistic and Neuroscientific theories, David Wallen's teachings, and book furthering, as increase in my ability to connect with and be there for my clients.

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  • Wilme
  • 2018-01-22

Awesome

Loved it. Has already impacted on the way I think and work. Very valuable material.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-06-22

Highly recommend this book to psychotherapists.

does a fascinating job of integrating attachment Theory psychotherapy and Trauma work. Thoroughly enjoyed it

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  • ZestyFresh
  • 2018-11-12

Awesome insights into attachment!

Narration is a bit dry, but the content provides a very thorough overview on the spectrum of attachment disorders and healing

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  • Katie J
  • 2018-07-09

Amazing!

I learned so much about myself and my past partners. Everyone no matter your lifestyle or relationship status, should read this!!!

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  • Mia
  • 2019-03-27

An Outstanding Book!

By far, the best, most comprehensive and well written text on attachment I have ever read. This text is so well organized and well written that it is a pleasure to listen to, with new insights revealed each time I review the chapters. The narrator is also superb, and I truly wish more authors would select professional narrators of this quality. I also purchased the text, and know I will be referring to it for years as I practice attachment-oriented psychotherapy.

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  • Master Chief
  • 2019-06-23

Not Intended for me, But Still Interesting

This book is directed towards other psychotherapists. I just wanted to learn about a little more about psychology. This isn't to say that the concepts are too hard to understand, but if you just want to learn about attachment psychology, there are plenty of articles online that can be read much faster. What I really enjoyed about this book was learning about the various complexities of psychotherapy. It's a dirtier job than most people probably imagine, and I'm grateful for the people who can do it.

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  • Ina
  • 2019-02-02

Must Read

I am listening to this for the second time. This is an indispensable resource for any work with individuals and families. David Wallin calls us to a deeper understanding of the therapeutic process and builds strategies, incrementally, to build the most optimal environment for for healing.

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  • Jacob Munhoz
  • 2018-09-27

Great!

I loved everything about this book and the narration of it. Wallin's treatment of attachment theory is sophisticated and complete yet accessible. His psychotherapeutic anecdotes remind me of Yalom.

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  • Teresa Hyndman
  • 2018-08-16

Exceptional

Attachment in Psychotherapy is a wonderful resource for the patient as well as the therapist. It has been, and will continue to be a book I return to over and over, as it has helped me to understand the complex nature of my own psychotherapy. It has expanded my knowledge, and most importantly it has given me greater courage to “mentalize” more deeply with my therapist.

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